She Thought Dad Pampered His Daughter Too Much, But She’ll Never Forget His Response!

December 26, 2016

Below is a penetrating story about the importance of priorities. It will open your eyes to what really matters in life. Having read it, we’re certain that you’ll have a lot to think about and that your family life will never recede into the background again.

© Simplicity Photography

A woman sat on a bench in the park next to a man she didn’t know.

“That’s my son,“ she said, pointing at a boy in a red sweater who was playing on the slide.

”He’s a handsome boy,“ said the man. “That girl there in the white dress on the bike is my daughter.”

Then, having glanced at his watch, he shouted to the girl, ”Mary, maybe it’s time to go home?“

”Just five more minutes!” the girl began to plead. “Please! Just five minutes!”

The man nodded, and Mary continued to ride around on her bike. A few minutes later he got up and approached his daughter.

“It’s time to go!“

”Daddy, just another five minutes!”

He smiled and said to her, “Ok.“

”Why do you let her behave like that?“ asked the woman in surprise. “You need to be stricter, otherwise she’ll take advantage.”

The man sighed and said, ”Her older brother was knocked down five years ago by a drunk driver when he was riding around here on his bike. I never got to spend much time with my son, and now I’d give everything just to be with him for five minutes. I promised myself that I’d never make the same mistake with my daughter.

She thinks she’s getting five more minutes to play on her bike. But the truth is, I’m giving myself five more minutes to watch her play.”

There can be no higher priority than one’s family. Spend as much time as you can with your loved ones, and be happy!

Preview photo credit Simplicity Photography